# Bart VlaarHeriot-Watt University · Department of Mathematics

Bart Vlaar

Ph. D.

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January 2012 - December 2014

## Publications

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We examine classes of quantum algebras emerging from involutive, non-degenerate set-theoretic solutions of the Yang–Baxter equation and their q-analogues. After providing some universal results on quasi-bialgebras and admissible Drinfeld twists, we show that the quantum algebras produced from set-theoretic solutions and their q-analogues are in fac...

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a complex simple Lie algebra. We prove that every finite-dimensional representation of the (untwisted) quantum affine algebra $U_qL\mathfrak{g}$ gives rise to a family of spectral K-matrices, namely solutions of Cherednik's generalized reflection equation, which depends upon the choice of a quantum affine symmetric pair $U_q\m...

We examine classes of quantum algebras emerging from involutive, non-degenerate set-theoretic solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation and their q-analogues. After providing some universal results on quasi-bialgebras and admissible Drinfeld twists we show that the quantum algebras produced from set-theoretic solutions and their q-analogues are in fact...

Involutive automorphisms of the second kind of Kac-Moody algebras and their fixed-point subalgebras can be q-deformed following Letzter and Kolb. These q-deformed algebras play a major role in the theory of the reflection equation. Essentially the same constructions can be made in a larger setting, where the automorphism is required to act involuti...

We define the notion of an almost cylindrical bialgebra, which is roughly a quasitriangular bialgebra endowed with a universal solution of a twisted reflection equation, called a twisted universal $k$-matrix, yielding an action of the cylindrical braid group on its representations. The definition is a non-trivial generalization of the notion of cyl...

We construct a Q-operator for the open XXZ Heisenberg quantum spin chain with diagonal boundary conditions and give a rigorous derivation of Baxter's TQ relation. Key roles in the theory are played by a particular infinite-dimensional solution of the reflection equation and by short exact sequences of intertwiners of the standard Borel subalgebras...

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite-dimensional semisimple complex Lie algebra and $\theta$ an involutive automorphism of $\mathfrak{g}$. It is well-known from works of Letzter, Kolb and Balagovi\'c that the fixed-point subalgebra $\mathfrak{k} = \mathfrak{g}^\theta$ has a quantum counterpart $B$, a coideal subalgebra of the Drinfeld-Jimbo quantum group...

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a finite-dimensional semisimple complex Lie algebra and $\theta$ an involutive automorphism of $\mathfrak{g}$. It is well-known from works of Letzter, Kolb and Balagovi\'c that the fixed-point subalgebra $\mathfrak{k} = \mathfrak{g}^\theta$ has a quantum counterpart $B$, a coideal subalgebra of the Drinfeld-Jimbo quantum group...

We find the complete set of invertible solutions of the untwisted and twisted reflection equations for the Bazhanov-Jimbo R-matrix of type A. We also show that all invertible solutions can be obtained by an appropriate affinization procedure from solutions of the constant untwisted and twisted reflection equations.

We find the complete set of invertible solutions of the untwisted and twisted reflection equations for the Bazhanov-Jimbo R-matrix of type ${\mathrm A}^{(1)}_{N-1}$. We also show that all invertible solutions can be obtained by an appropriate affinization procedure from solutions of the constant untwisted and twisted reflection equations.

We construct integral representations of solutions to the boundary quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations. These are difference equations taking values in tensor products of Verma modules of quantum affine $\mathfrak{sl}_2$, with the K-operators acting diagonally. The integrands in question are products of scalar-valued elliptic weight functions...

We classify trigonometric reflection matrices for vector representation of quasistandard quantum affine Kac-Moody pairs of classical Lie type. The coideal subalgebras involved are described by admissible pairs, which are in one-to-one correspondence with affine Satake diagrams. The reflection matrices are found by solving the associated boundary in...

A simple relation between inhomogeneous transfer matrices and boundary
quantum KZ equations is exhibited for quantum integrable systems with
reflecting boundary conditions, analogous to an observation by Gaudin for
periodic systems. Thus the boundary quantum KZ equations receive a new
motivation. We also derive the commutativity of Sklyanin's bound...

In this paper we extend our previous results concerning Jackson integral
solutions of the boundary quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations with
diagonal $K$-operators to higher-spin representations of quantum affine
$\mathfrak{sl}_2$. First we give a systematic exposition of known results on
$R$-operators acting in the tensor product of evaluation...

Nonsymmetric Koornwinder polynomials are multivariable extensions of
nonsymmetric Askey-Wilson polynomials. They naturally arise in the
representation theory of (double) affine Hecke algebras. In this paper we
discuss how nonsymmetric Koornwinder polynomials naturally arise in the theory
of the Heisenberg XXZ spin-$\frac{1}{2}$ chain with general r...

Solutions to reflection quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equations are
constructed as bilateral sums involving "off-shell" Bethe vectors in case when
the reflection matrix is diagonal and only the 2-dimensional representation of
$U_q(\hat{\frak{sl}(2)})$ is involved. We also consider their rational and
classical degenerations.

We study certain non-symmetric wavefunctions associated to the quantum
nonlinear Schr\"odinger model, introduced by Komori and Hikami using Gutkin's
propagation operator, which involves representations of the degenerate affine
Hecke algebra. We highlight how these functions can be generated using a
vertex-type operator formalism similar to the recu...